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History | History

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

How Do Fireworks Actually Work? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Food & Drink | Food

Ultimate Guide to the Fourth of July | Food & Wine

We have designed the Ultimate Fourth of July Guide with hundreds of recipes that highlight barbecue, summer produce, patriotic dishes and more.

History | History

What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?

They may not have been hosting a cookout, but they did know how to imbibe and celebrate

Politics | Newsmedia

Texas city to fly 40,000 flags on Independence Day | Fox News Video

Flags will be displayed in front of every home, business and place of worship in Irving; Nell Anne Hunt, founder of The Great Flag Caper, details the operation on 'Fox & Friends.'

Politics | Interesting Links

MERICA! Patriot who loves this country SO HARD writes most EPIC thread about Independence Day maybe EVER

This patriot GETS IT.

History | History

How Americans Celebrated Independence Day in 1777 | Mental Floss

July 4, 1776, may not be the day the Continental Congress declared their independence from England (that would be July 2). It's not even the day that signing of the Declaration began (that would be a month later and drag on for quite some time).

History | History

Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

Yankee Doodle went to town...Mm-hm, yeah.
Riding on a pony...Ok.
Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni...Wait. What?

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

4th of July fireworks: Where to watch fireworks in Chicago

Whether you want to see the sky lit up downtown or catch a suburban display, we've found the best place in Chicago to watch fireworks on the 4th of July.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Independence Day Parades, Fireworks, and 4th of July Events in LA

Looking for 4th of July activities in Los Angeles? From parades to fireworks: here are 20 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in L.A.

History | History

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself. On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia ...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Where to Watch Fireworks in Chicago on July 4, 2014

Here's where to get in the thick of the action—or try to stake out a secluded view of the light show over the lake.